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Laravel Forge vs Terraform: What are the differences?

What is Laravel Forge? Painless PHP Servers by Laravel. Provision, host, and deploy PHP applications on AWS, DigitalOcean, and Linode.

What is Terraform? Describe your complete infrastructure as code and build resources across providers. With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.

Laravel Forge can be classified as a tool in the "Deployment as a Service" category, while Terraform is grouped under "Infrastructure Build Tools".

Terraform is an open source tool with 17.4K GitHub stars and 4.77K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Terraform's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Terraform has a broader approval, being mentioned in 490 company stacks & 298 developers stacks; compared to Laravel Forge, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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What is Laravel Forge?

Provision, host, and deploy PHP applications on AWS, DigitalOcean, and Linode.

What is Terraform?

With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
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        What are some alternatives to Laravel Forge and Terraform?
        Envoyer
        Envoyer deploys your PHP applications with zero downtime. Just push your code, and let Envoyer deliver your application to one or many servers without interrupting a single customer. In this series, we'll discuss each feature of Envoyer, demonstrating how to use them with a sample project.
        Runcloud
        SaaS based PHP cloud server control panel. Support Digital Ocean, Linode, AWS, Vultr, Azure and other custom VPS. GIT deployment webhook and easiest control panel to manage Laravel, Cake, Symphony or WordPress.
        ServerPilot
        It is a SaaS platform for hosting PHP websites on Ubuntu servers. You can think of it as a modern, centralized hosting control panel. Manage all servers and sites through a single control panel or automate using our API.
        Octopus Deploy
        Octopus Deploy helps teams to manage releases, automate deployments, and operate applications with automated runbooks. It's free for small teams.
        AWS CodeDeploy
        AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications.
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        Decisions about Laravel Forge and Terraform
        John Kodumal
        John Kodumal
        CTO at LaunchDarkly | 3 upvotes 37.5K views
        atLaunchDarklyLaunchDarkly
        Armory
        Armory
        Packer
        Packer
        Terraform
        Terraform
        Spinnaker
        Spinnaker
        Ansible
        Ansible

        LaunchDarkly is almost a five year old company, and our methodology for deploying was state of the art... for 2014. We recently undertook a project to modernize the way we #deploy our software, moving from Ansible-based deploy scripts that executed on our local machines, to using Spinnaker (along with Terraform and Packer) as the basis of our deployment system. We've been using Armory's enterprise Spinnaker offering to make this project a reality.

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        Joseph Kunzler
        Joseph Kunzler
        DevOps Engineer at Tillable | 9 upvotes 31.6K views
        atTillableTillable
        AWS CloudFormation
        AWS CloudFormation
        AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
        AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
        Amazon EC2
        Amazon EC2
        Amazon S3
        Amazon S3
        Terraform
        Terraform

        We use Terraform because we needed a way to automate the process of building and deploying feature branches. We wanted to hide the complexity such that when a dev creates a PR, it triggers a build and deployment without the dev having to worry about any of the 'plumbing' going on behind the scenes. Terraform allows us to automate the process of provisioning DNS records, Amazon S3 buckets, Amazon EC2 instances and AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)'s. It also makes it easy to tear it all down when finished. We also like that it supports multiple clouds, which is why we chose to use it over AWS CloudFormation.

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        AWS CloudFormation
        AWS CloudFormation
        Google Cloud Deployment Manager
        Google Cloud Deployment Manager
        Terraform
        Terraform

        I use Terraform because it hits the level of abstraction pocket of being high-level and flexible, and is agnostic to cloud platforms. Creating complex infrastructure components for a solution with a UI console is tedious to repeat. Using low-level APIs are usually specific to cloud platforms, and you still have to build your own tooling for deploying, state management, and destroying infrastructure.

        However, Terraform is usually slower to implement new services compared to cloud-specific APIs. It's worth the trade-off though, especially if you're multi-cloud. I heard someone say, "We want to preference a cloud, not lock in to one." Terraform builds on that claim.

        Terraform Google Cloud Deployment Manager AWS CloudFormation

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        Pedro Arnal Puente
        Pedro Arnal Puente
        CTO at La Cupula Music SL | 7 upvotes 52.3K views
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        Ansible
        Ansible
        Packer
        Packer
        Terraform
        Terraform
        Amazon ElastiCache
        Amazon ElastiCache
        Redis
        Redis
        Amazon RDS for Aurora
        Amazon RDS for Aurora
        Amazon S3
        Amazon S3
        Amazon EC2
        Amazon EC2
        Debian
        Debian

        Our base infrastructure is composed of Debian based servers running in Amazon EC2 , asset storage with Amazon S3 , and Amazon RDS for Aurora and Redis under Amazon ElastiCache for data storage.

        We are starting to work in automated provisioning and management with Terraform , Packer , and Ansible .

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        GitHub
        GitHub
        Google Compute Engine
        Google Compute Engine
        Google Cloud Storage
        Google Cloud Storage
        Google BigQuery
        Google BigQuery
        Google Cloud Bigtable
        Google Cloud Bigtable
        Google Cloud Run
        Google Cloud Run
        Google Cloud Build
        Google Cloud Build
        Google Cloud Deployment Manager
        Google Cloud Deployment Manager
        Python
        Python
        Terraform
        Terraform
        Google Cloud IoT Core
        Google Cloud IoT Core

        Context: I wanted to create an end to end IoT data pipeline simulation in Google Cloud IoT Core and other GCP services. I never touched Terraform meaningfully until working on this project, and it's one of the best explorations in my development career. The documentation and syntax is incredibly human-readable and friendly. I'm used to building infrastructure through the google apis via Python , but I'm so glad past Sung did not make that decision. I was tempted to use Google Cloud Deployment Manager, but the templates were a bit convoluted by first impression. I'm glad past Sung did not make this decision either.

        Solution: Leveraging Google Cloud Build Google Cloud Run Google Cloud Bigtable Google BigQuery Google Cloud Storage Google Compute Engine along with some other fun tools, I can deploy over 40 GCP resources using Terraform!

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        How developers use Laravel Forge and Terraform
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        Royal Icing uses TerraformTerraform

        Terraform makes it so easy to deploy AWS and Google Cloud services, with the declarative approach avoiding so many headaches of manual work and possible mistakes.

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        B霉i Thanh uses TerraformTerraform
        • Infrastructure as Code.
        • Central tool to deploy all infratructure: AWS, CloudFlare, StatusCake
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        Prime Technologies uses TerraformTerraform

        The entire AWS environments is described and setup using Terraform.

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        Binded uses TerraformTerraform

        All of our infrastructure is stored as code thanks to Terraform.

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        Florian Wartner uses Laravel ForgeLaravel Forge

        Easy to use panel for provisioning servers and deployments.

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        Razorpay uses TerraformTerraform

        We orchestrate our AWS infrastructure using Terraform.

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        True Fiction Production AB uses Laravel ForgeLaravel Forge

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